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					                              UBC – UBC Okanangan
                               Kelowna Konnection

UBC Okanagan/Okanagan College Location Reference: UBC Okanagan is at the site of Okanagan
University College’s North Kelowna Campus (NKC), about 5 minutes from the Kelowna Airport.
Okanagan University College’s South Kelowna Campus (SKC) will be a primary campus location
for the new Okanagan College. For your reference, SKC is near the Kelowna City centre and more
than 15 kilometres distance from NKC, therefore appropriate ground transportation should be
considered when planning your trip.


Booking Travel:
Both BTI Canada (604- 331-1576) and North South Travel (604-736-7662) will handle all of your
travel needs for your trip. All UBC specially negotiated rates for air, hotels and car rentals will be
used when applicable. Please feel free to call the agents directly or if you wish you can use their
on-line booking tools RESX or CliqBook, both of which contain the discounted airfares. To access
the on-line tools please go to www.travel.ubc.ca for further information. The agencies charge a
small fee for their service (a much lesser fee for booking on-line) however the savings and
convenience are well worth it.

Airlines:
      UBC has negotiated with Air Canada for discounts on most fare levels when traveling
        between Vancouver and Kelowna. Discounts are as high as $75 off the regular economy
        fare, $50 off the flexible Latitude fare and up to $40 off the more restrictive fares. These
        discounted rates are only applicable when booking through UBC’s contracted agencies,
        North South Travel or BTI Canada.
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      The travel at peak business times between Vancouver and Kelowna has been extremely
        busy. If possible please book your flights as soon as possible to get the best possible
        airfare and your preferred flights.

Hotels:
UBC Faculty and Staff are authorized users of government rates at hotels and motels in B.C. for
business travel. Should you wish to stay at another hotel other than those listed below please
consult the government listing on the travel website www.travel.ubc.ca

       Manteo Resort – UBC has negotiated rates with this property. Note that in July-August
        alternate plans should be made as the room rates greatly exceed our budgetary standard.
        Please ensure you ask for the lowest cost available UBC rate. If you require Internet in
        your room, please request this when booking.
       Manteo Toll Free Reservations 1-800-445-5255 http://www.manteo.com/ 3766 Lakeshore
       Road, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada V1W 3L4 Telephone: (250) 860-1031 | Fax:
       (250) 860-1041
            Rates to April 30, 2006 & Nov 01 – Dec 31 2006
                                         standard room mountainside $65, 1 brm $119
                                          standard room lakeside      $75 1brm $140
            May 02 - June 29, 2006 & Sept 06 – Dec 31, 2006
                                         standard room mountainside $105, 1brm $140
                                         Standard room lakeside       $135 1 brm $155
            JUL to SEP 2006: This is peak season and alternative accommodation should be
               sought as all rates are extremely high and out of budget.
           
    Other Options:

           The Best Western Hotel is closer to the North Kelowna Campus. The UBC rate is
            $129 for Standard Tower Rooms and $139 for Deluxe Rooms per night for bookings
            Monday - Thursday. Standard Courtyard Rooms for $89 per night will be available
            from May 01/06 to Oct 01/06. If you require Internet in your room please request this
            when booking.
             http://www.bestwesterninnkelowna.com/accommodations_contactus.html
            Best Western Inn - Kelowna, 2402 Hwy. 97 North Kelowna, BC Canada V1X 4J1
                 Telephone: (250) 860-1212 Reservations Toll Free: 1-888-860-1212

           The Holiday Inn Express Kelowna is located at 2429 Highway 97 North with rates as
            follows:
                 Feb 6/06 – May 31/06       sgl/dbl $87
                 Jun 01/06 – Sept 30/06     sgl/dbl $119
                 Oct 01/06 – Dec 31/06      sgl/dbl $87

             Please note blackout periods for these rates on the May, July and August long
              weekends.
             High Speed Internet Access is available.

             Reservations: Toll free 1-800-465-0200 – Quote Corporate ID # 900 300 707

           Excluding peak summer season, the Eldorado Hotel next to Manteo may be a good
            option if Manteo’s lower cost rooms are not available. If you require Internet in your
            room, please request when booking. This rate excludes the new wing at Eldorado.
            www.hoteleldoradokelowna.com/marina.htm; 500 Cook Road, Kelowna BC. V1W
            3G9 250 763-7500, FAX 250 861-4779

Ground Transportation::
       Please try to share your ground transportation, either taxi or car rental, with other
          colleagues where possible.

Taxi in Kelowna:
              The cab fare between Airport and North Kelowna Campus is approx. $8 one way.
              From the Airport or North Kelowna Campus to either South Kelowna Campus or the
               Manteo is approx. $35-$40. one way.
              An Airport Shuttle service shared with other passengers is available between the
               Airport and North Kelowna Campus and other locations, usually awaiting your
               incoming flight, just outside the baggage claim. One way to North Kelowna Campus
               is $3. This service might provide a low cost option, if convenient. Toll Free 1-877-
               235-6962 or (250)765-0182

Car Rental::
           Car rental should only be necessary if taxi will not be cost effective. UBC Faculty and
             Staff are authorized users of the corporate rates negotiated by the Government of
             BC. Ensure Government of BC rate is requested. Budget Rent a Car is located in the
             main terminal. Sub-compacts are $31.99 per day and compact cars are $33.99 per
             day. These rates include 200 kms per day. Collision Damage Waiver is included in
             the rate with $1,000 deductible. If payment is made by the renter with a UBC/AMEX
             corporate card CDW is covered by the card. . The corporate rate code is A162000-
             and the telephone number is 1-888-368-7368
    http://www.pc.gov.bc.ca/mso/IDIR%20Access/Vehicle/Daily/Daily%20Car%20Rental%20Agree
         ments%20(2005).htm

Vancouver Airport Parking:
    UBC offers a discounted rate of 25% off the regular rate at the Park N’Fly location,
      Vancouver Int’l Airport. Discount stickers are available from the travel manager.
      Please e-mail connie.fabro@ubc.ca to make your request.
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